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Shamwari Game Reserve

#1 of 78 things to do in Port Elizabeth Features Animals
Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 41 509 3000
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So much to see

Such a great experience! Saw all the animals The Big 5! Our guide was so informative. Liked... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pete7469
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Savage, Minnesota
Bliss in Africa

Definitely the most beautiful private game reserve in South Africa. The guides are extremely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LorienPenguin
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Please visit the official Shamwari Game Reserve Lodges page on TripAdvisor for more info, images, video & slideshow. Search "Shamwari Game Reserve lodges".Shamwari is the best private game reserve situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape,South Africa.This privately owned 25 000 hectares of prime natural terrain has received numerous international awards.Shamwari is an exploration of nature with close encounters of free roaming wildlife and the coveted big five with a choice of unique luxury lodges, an exclusive private villa and the adventurous Explorer Camp.Luxury accommodation is offered in 7 different game lodges at Shamwari Game Reserve, all of which are 5 Star graded. Choose a game lodge that perfectly compliments your ideal African experience
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Shamwari Game Reserve | N2 between Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a great experience! Saw all the animals The Big 5! Our guide was so informative. Liked that we ended with a great tasting meal and South African dessert and beverages.

Thank Pete7469
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely the most beautiful private game reserve in South Africa. The guides are extremely knowledgeable (a real pleasure to listen to them and see how much they love their job), the accommodation splendid (luxury with a view on elephants!), and the food just as excellent...More

Thank LorienPenguin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely the highlight of the holiday. Luxurious accommodation and managed to see all of the wildlife on our list. Our meals were cooked to perfection at our lodge while we were spoiled with amazing wines. The views were out of this world and it was...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We went to Shamwari Game Reserve last October on an all-included package, covering, accommodation, all meals, and game drives; only drinks were extra. a) Location - The Reserve is approx. 80 km to the north-east of Port Elizabeth Airport, via the N2. b) Health -...More

2  Thank Jean L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Shamwari Game Reserve is excellent for a vacation in the bush but one needs to visit the Born Free Foundation in Shamwari along with the Rhino Rescue Center and hospital that helps various animals get back into the wild. These 2 distinct centers do extraordinary...More

Thank Condocat
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stayed for 4 nights at Long Lee Manor, key points as follows: Room - We had a superior room which catered for all of our needs. It had a king sized bed and separate living room. - The room was well stocked with teas,...More

1  Thank CM73_12
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We stayed in SHAMWARI at Sarili lodge. The safari experience we had as a family was incredible! On the game drives, our son (7 years) spent the whole time sitting in the front next to the ranger, living an unforgettable experience on SAFARI. We saw...More

1  Thank Angelo N
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Shamwari was a memorable place to finally go on safari. We stayed in Eagles Crag, in one of the 9 independent suites. The lodge is beautifully designed and the suites were delightful, private and luxurious. We stayed for 4 nights and had 7 game drives....More

Thank DMSG
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My partner and I visited Shamwari in January 2017 and it was the most incredible experience! We stayed at Long Lee Manor which was just perfect - we had a huge suite and views over a watering hole. Food was exceptional. Safari - I loved!...More

1  Thank Laura J
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Had a great stay at the Eagles Crag. Franz our guide was very knowledgable with superb tracking skills which gave us an unforgettable experience and photographs to treasure. There is daily itinerary of an early morning and a late afternoon game drives, but Franz was...More

Thank joo13c
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Tadiwanashe
How much is it to see animals??
14 July 2016|
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Response from SGR_socialmedia | Property representative |
Dear Tadiwanashe, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Please feel free to visit our website to find out more information about the various five star lodges we have to accommodate you... More
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england1313
We (two adults and 6yo) arrive in PE on a cruise ship in March 2017 only for the day. Is it possible to arrange a day trip to Shamwari and if so via what company? Any ideas greatly appreciated.
7 July 2016|
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Response from SGR_socialmedia | Property representative |
Dear England13, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. We occasionally offer day trips depending on availability however due to your trip being in our high season we can only confirm the... More
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roeberdan
Good afternoon, Is it possible to lodge outside of the Shamwari and do a game drive? If so what would the cost be for 2 senior citizens? Can you drive in Shamwari in your own vehicle?
28 April 2016|
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Response from SGR_socialmedia | Property representative |
Dear Roeberdan, Thank you for your enquiry and interest shown in Shamwari Game Reserve. Unfortunately, Shamwari does not allow private vehicles to traverse on our reserve. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to... More
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